Sidney John Thomas Buggins

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Sidney John Thomas Buggins
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Personal Information
Date of Birth 19 Dec 1911
Place of Birth Leytonstone, England
Age at Enlistment 29 years, 1 month
Description 5'2½" (1.58m) tall ; ; fair complexion ; brown eyes ; dark hair ; birthmark on left leg
Occupation gardener
Religion Plymouth Bretheren
Address Albany road, Bedfordale
Next of Kin Brother , Mr Maurice Stanley Buggins
Military Information
Reg Number W14675
Date of Enlistment 6 Mar 1941
Rank Private
Unit/Formation 105th Australian Casualty Clearing Station
Military Movement
1st Departure from Australia
Journey Dates 11 Mar 1945 ‒ 20 Mar 1945
Transport Details HMT Katoomba Townsville to Jacquinot Bay, New Britain
Return to Australia
Journey Dates 8 Dec 1945 ‒ 13 Dec 1945
Transport Details HMAS Westralia Rabaul to Brisbane
Post War Details

Pre War

Electoral Roll entries: 1936 - 1943 at c/- Rev. R. Hanlin, 'Mt Paradise', Bedfordale, orchard employee.

War Service

A member of the Citizens Military Forces, Sidney joined the Melville camp on 24 Apr 1941 and joined Camp No 4 on 23 May 1941, completing his training on 20 Aug 1941. He was called up for full time duty on 24 Nov 1941 at Fremantle. On 24 May 1942 he was classified as a Class TGII Nurse Orderly and on 21 Nov 1942 at the 60th Australian Camp Hospital his NOK was changed by reason of his marriage to Bessie Lavina Dowell. From 3 until 10 Mar 1943 he was given some leave.

On 6 Nov 1943 Sidney was transferred to the 75th Australian Camp Hospital, and a year later required medical attention for a boil on his buttock which later saw him shift to the 110th Australian Base Hospital as it had developed into an abscess. He had rejoined his unit by 25 Nov 1943 where he remained for a year until he was reassigned to units in the eastern states. On 11 Mar 1945 in Townsville he embarked on HMT Katoomba for Jacquinot Bay on New Britain where he disembarked on 20 Mar 1945 and joined the 105th Australian Casualty Clearing Station.

While with the 105th CCS he had a period being treated for an infected sole of his foot by the 4th Australian Field Ambulance (14 - 19 Sep 1945). On 8 Dec 1945 he was identified for transfer home to WA for discharge, and to that end, on 8 Dec 1945 he embarked in Rabaul on the HMAS Westralia for Brisbane where he disembarked on 13 Dec 1945. Discharged 2 Jan 1946 in Perth.

Post War

Electoral Roll entries: 1949 - 1954 at 'Caringa', Albany road, Bedfordale, gardener; 1968 - 1980 at 192 Douglas avenue, Kensington, floor tiler


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